What is an Indictment? What is a True Bill in North Carolina? Can I be held in jail waiting for charges ?
The short answer is no. If there aren’t charges pending, you can’t be held – Bill Powers
Politely Advise Police You Wish to Say Nothing
Attempted Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury – New North Carolina Crime
The North Carolina Supreme Court recently held in State v. Floyd that attempted assault is a recognized crime in North Carolina. The court explained in their decision what the newly recognized law is and how it will work.
Blood Testing in DWI cases takes time and involves a delicate balance of trial schedules, witness availability, and scientific testing protocols – Bill Powers
Lawyers can help answer questions, provide advice, and give direction – Bill Powers
The etymology of the word “felon” is to some extent uncertain. In Latin, fel is thought be associated with gall or poison. Old French defines felon as an evil-doer, scoundrel, traitor, rebel, oath-breaker, and the Devil.
In early English law, a felony could be a crime punishable by death or mutilation and forfeiture of lands and goods.
The consequences for violating Sex Offense Laws in North Carolina are extremely serious – Bill Powers
Death by Vehicle Blood Testing in North Carolina involves a certain, although limited, amount of discretion by Law Enforcement. There are circumstances where blood sampling may be in addition to standard breath-testing on the EC/IR II.
A combination of breath, blood and urine samples may be obtained in appropriate legal circumstances, even if duplicative in nature and would therefore be subject to administrative licensing consequences for failing to comply.
N.C.G.S. 20-141.1 offenses include:
While my child at least feigns general interest in my work as a criminal defense attorney, two recent stories seem to have struck a chord. We have been actively discussing the Oklahoma Homecoming case and it’s complexities.
The most recent local case involves a young woman in Charlotte charged with a felony in the tragic loss of a friend. Tonight at supper I was peppered with a host of questions:
Driving While Impaired cases are in-and-of-themselves complicated matters for presentation in court.
When coupled with the loss of another human life, the consequences and potential for punishment(s) necessitate a careful examination of the law, facts and procedural history of the on-scene investigation.
In criminal cases, whether it’s a DUI or a misdemeanor, even a felony – heck, even traffic tickets – it’s not unusual to have a client later fess up when they’re talking to us in the office and say “I didn’t tell the truth to the officer.” Now, that’s not unusual. People get nervous. They don’t always answer the right way.